Aaron Boone admitted to having a sadistic taste in entertainment at his first press conference of the New York Yankees’ 2019 season.
Aaron Boone discusses how difficult it was to watch Boston's World Series run & how it's motivating him in 2019. pic.twitter.com/516QGqGbEp
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“…I certainly made a point even to watch the World Series and the Red Sox celebrate and watch them on the podium. I don’t know whether it was to torture myself or what, but I made sure I watched it.”
The second-year skipper went on to offer a possible explanation for why he didn’t change the channel that October night.
“…To watch a team you know so well and is certainly one of your rivals celebrate where you want to be, I think that adds a little fuel to the fire, certainly.”
Yankees fans certainly hope that fire burns all the way to a 28th ring in 2019. And Boone has a talent-packed roster with which to stoke the flames.
Boone’s desire to exact baseball revenge on his rivals could be the spark that sets this smoldering dynasty fully ablaze.
Or maybe he just likes watching super depressing TV shows.